Trump: sanctions against North Korea are beginning to produce results
WASHINGTON, 2 Jan. /TASS/. Imposed on DPRK sanctions and other measures of pressure are beginning to have an effect, Pyongyang has expressed willingness to talk with Seoul. This opinion on Tuesday in his Twitter expressed by the President of the United States Donald trump.
“Sanctions and other measures of pressure are beginning to have increasing influence on North Korea”, — he wrote, Recalling that the DPRK soldiers are fleeing to neighboring South Korea.
“Rocket man now wants first to talk with South Korea. Perhaps this is good news, but maybe not. Look!” he added, referring to the DPRK leader Kim Jong-UN.
In his new year address Kim Jong UN said about the readiness of the authorities of the countries to send their athletes to the winter Olympic games in South Korea’s Pyeongchang. In response, the President of South Korea moon Jae-In gave instructions to his government to start talks with North Korea about its possible participation in the upcoming winter Olympics, and the Minister of unification, Cho Myung-Kyung proposed to Pyongyang to hold a January 9 high-level talks on the issue.
The situation on the Korean Peninsula flared up again at the end of November last year, when Pyongyang made the first two and a half months rocket launch. Then, North Korea has tested an Intercontinental ballistic missile of a new type “And 15”. According to the results of the launch it was announced that it can carry a nuclear warhead, within her reach is the entire territory of the United States.
In response, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution to toughen sanctions against the DPRK. The document introduces new restrictions on deliveries to Pyongyang of crude oil and refined petroleum products, and requires all countries within 24 months to send North Korean migrants.